The 2017 National Championship Festival has officially come and gone! Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, managers and team staff. It was an exciting 8 days of Field Hockey and we were thrilled to see such competitive action in all divisions. A big thank you to everyone that helped make the event such a success – from umpires and technical officials, to volunteers and staff. We couldn’t have run this Festival without your support!
Team BC had a successful run at the 2017 National Championship Festival, winning at least one medal in all 6 Divisions!
The U15 Boys Rams won Gold in their division with a 3-2 win over Ontario Central in the Final. The U15 Boys BC Lions finished 5th, after beating Alberta 1-0 in their final game. Four BC athletes were named to the U15 Boys Tournament XI: Avjot Buttar, Harsh Gill, Ryan Knight & Campbell Southey.
The U15 Girls Rams also won Gold in their division, and had a very impressive Provincial season overall. They didn’t lose a single match through the India Club Tournament or the National Championship! The U15 Girls BC Stags captured the Bronze Medal after a very close 1-0 win over the U15 Girls BC White Lions. The White Lions had an excellent tournament, with several upset wins along the way, and ultimately finished 4th. The U15 Girls BC Royal Lions finished 6th, after going to the third tie-break with Alberta. Five BC athletes were named to the U15 Girls Tournament XI: Calder Bryson, Libby Hogg, Caitlin Miller, Savina Purewal & Kristjana Walker.
The U18 Boys BC Rams won the Silver Medal in their division, after losing 3-2 to Ontario in the Final. The U18 Boys BC Lions won the Bronze Medal, beating Quebec 4-1 in their final game. Both teams played great hockey over the course of their tournament. Four BC athletes were named to the U18 Boys Tournament XI: Christophe De Haas, Jason Dhaliwal, Arjun Hothi & Brendan Guraliuk.
The U18 Girls division was highly competitive. The U18 Girls BC Rams won the Silver Medal after losing to a very strong Ontario West team in the Final. The U18 Girls BC Stags won the Bronze Medal after beating Ontario Central 1-0. The U18 Girls BC Lions, who narrowly missed out on advancing to the Medal round (lost on goal difference), tied Alberta for 5th Place. Six BC Athletes were named to the Tournament XI: Georgia Booker, Dakota Chan, Sara Goodman, Lonica McKinney, Anna Mollenhauer & Hanaa Punja.
The U23 Men’s Division was a modified ‘Super 8s’ tournament with 4 teams. The Grizzlies (BC) won Gold, the Moose (mainly Ontario) won Silver, Marmots (BC) won Bronze, and Bison (mainly Alberta) finished 4th. Seven BC athletes were named to the Tournament VIII: Amrit Sidhu, Sunny Aujla, Balraj Panesar, Gavin Bains, Zaiq Rana, Brandon Pereira & Angus Grauer.
The U23 Women’s BC Rams won Silver in their division, losing to Ontario in the Final, while the U23 Women’s BC Lions beat Alberta to win the Bronze Medal. Six BC Athletes were named to the Tournament XI: Rosie Beale, Lindsay Cole, Lexi De Armond, Simrin Dhillon, Megan Ma & Rachel Spouge.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
For results, scores, team lists, and more information, visit fhc.altiusrt.com.